Mr. Tom Cossitt (Leeds):
Mr. Speaker, I rise on a matter of urgency concerning the fact that the Progressive Conservative government of Ontario yesterday blocked a $25,000 Ontario Arts Council grant pending a full review of the operations of the Kensington Arts Centre, the Centre for Experimental Art and Communication, and the tabloid "Strike" which supports terrorism. I might add that the city of Toronto took similar action a few days ago. In light of these decisions, I ask consent to move, seconded by the hon. member for Winnipeg South Centre (Mr. McKenzie):
That this House condemns the government and the Secretary of State in particular for failing to take similar action and for failing to justify the allocation of large sums of public money to these groups previously; and, finally, demands an explanation from the Prime Minister as to why he continuously maintains a position of silent inaction with regard to the award of public funds to extreme leftist-oriented organizations which advocate terrorism.
Subtopic: NATIONAL SECURITY
Sub-subtopic: GRANTS TO ALLEGED TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS-MOTION UNDER S O. 43